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Resources and Recommendations

INDUSTRY SITES

AIN’T IT COOL NEWS

BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE

BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE – MARCI LIROFF’S ARTICLES

BELOW THE LINE NEWS/VOICE OF THE CREW

BIZ PARENTZ FOUNDATION

BOX OFFICE GURU

BOX OFFICE MOJO

CASTING ABOUT

DAILY ACTOR

DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

FUTON CRITIC

I WATCH STUFF

IMDBPro

INDIEWIRE

LA TIMES

NO FILM SCHOOL

NY TIMES

SSN INSIDER

STUDIO SYSTEM

THE BLACK LIST

THE HOLLYWOOD INTERVIEW

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

THE NETWORKER

VULTURE MAGAZINE

THE WORKROOM

THE WRAP

TUBE FILTER

VARIETY

VCN – THE VIRTUAL CHANNEL NETWORK

WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS

WE MAKE MOVIES

ZAP2IT

 

BLOGS

CAST IT SYSTEMS

DOUG RICHARDSON – WRITER

FILMHACKS

JEFFREY MARCUS

JACK PLOTNICK

NORMAN BUCKLEY – DIRECTOR

PLAYBILLS VS. PAYING BILLS

THE ACTOR’S VOICE

THE WORKROOM – JEANIE HACKETT

WORKING WITH ACTORS

YOUR INDUSTRY INSIDER

 

RESOURCES

HOW TO AUDITION FOR FILM AND TELEVISION: AUDITION BOOTCAMP – this online class I created based on my DVD will take you through all the steps to learn how to audition well and book jobs. Integrated with my world renown blogs. Signing up gives you a lifetime of viewing access along. I will be posting new lectures throughout the years!

Actor Gear – A great place to get your acting website made

15 SHOWRUNNERS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ON TWITTER – yet another way to connect and interact with producers

TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL SCREENWRITING BLOGGERS – dig deeper into the biz and read these insightful and often entertaining blogs by some of the best screenwriters around.

2014 OSCAR SCREENPLAYS DOWNLOADS

ACTORS ACCESS – all actors need an account to post their pics/resume/demo reels and clips & to hear about auditions

CASTING BY – do yourself a favor and watch this documentary about legendary Casting Director Marion Dougherty. Truly a love letter of education about casting directors.

CAST IT TALENT – another great source for uploading pics/resume/demos & to hear about auditions

EDITPLUS – need your reel edited? Need them to record your scene on a tv show and make a DVD?

FEMALE FILMMAKERS TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER – what a goldmine of info!

FOLKS IN THE BIZ – an eclectic list I curated of talented folks in Hollywood on Twitter. Goldmine!

iACTING STUDIOS – class online – get a subscription

JOB BOARDS FOR PRODUCTION – are you looking for a job in production? Here are two great sites.

ENTERTAINMENT CAREERS  and  STAFF ME UP

PRODUCTION BEAST – Free online platform that helps production companies, studios and networks find, track and hire production crew

SHOWING UP – one of the better documentaries about actors. Buy the DVD, read the blog

SPEED REELS – you can professionally film a scene for your reel

SPOTLIGHT PR – PR firm

VMS  – monitor your commercials airing

YOUTUBE – make sure you research the shows you’re auditioning for!

MARCI LIROFF’S FACEBOOK PAGE

SHARON BIALY’S FACEBOOK PAGE – How To Audition On Camera

RISA BRAMON GARCIA’S FACEBOOK PAGE

SAG WATCH – SAG news

SAG FOUNDATION – LIFERAFT LIVE/VIDEO SEMINARS – great seminars from pros in the industry. If you’re a member of SAG-AFTRA you can attend, OR watch at home in your jammies online! Lots of wonderful shows are archived. I’ve spoken at these events and found them to be very educational.

ACTOR RATED – find an actor related business – coach, headshots, classes – all rated by those who use them daily – the actors!

SELF-MANAGEMENT FOR ACTORS – Bonnie Gillespie’s guide book for actors starting out

THE ACTORS’S ENTERPRISE – Erin Cronican offers business coaching for actors

THE ACTOR GENIE – great iPhone/Android app

REHEARSAL 2: great iPhone/Android app to help memorize lines

THE HEADSHOT TRUCK: The Headshot Truck is an all-inclusive, mobile photography studio where actors, professionals, and entertainers can get their headshots done.

GOOGLE ALERT: want to track what your favorite director/CD/producer is doing? Set up a Google alert which will send you a notice every time their name is mentioned on the web. Great way to keep track of people you want to work with.

Casting Directors Around the World With Websites – jackpot!

Marci Liroff’s Casting Directors Who Tweet List

48 HOUR HEADSHOTS – Resource for Headshot Prints, Comp Cards, Postcards, and other tools to help advance your career.

 

SCRIPTS ONLINE

Over 100 Free, Legal Screenplay Downloads

2017 Oscar-Condentending Screenplays FREE downloads

2016 Oscar-Contending Screenplay FREE downloads

2014 Oscar-Contending Screenplays FREE downloads

Actors Pages (Audition sides)

Daily Script

IMSDB

Script Source – movies

Script Source – television

Script-o-Rama

Simply Scripts

8 Animation Scripts All Screenwriters Should Read

West Wing Transcripts


Why Insanity (Movie monologues

Philomena – Final Screenplay

Ten Epic Film Monologues: Wow these are great!

 

 


Cool Stuff

Here’s the Thing – one of my favorite podcasts. Alec Baldwin interviews actors, musicians, policy makers and owners of some of your favorite businesses (think Starbucks). There are about 4 seasons of archives. Highly recommend.

Lynn Hirshberg’s Screen Tests

Marci Liroff’s Actor’s Hub – Are you on Flipboard yet? It’s a very cool app, and you can also view it on your laptop. I collect articles for you that you may find interesting.

SAG Foundation YouTube Channel – a veritable treasure trove of great actors’ interviews

Variety – Actors on Actors – your favorite actors interview each other. There’s a goldmine here!

Acting Teachers (Los Angeles)

You should audit these classes to see which one works for you.

Jeffrey Marcus
http://jeffreymarcus.com

Howard Fine
http://howardfine.com

John Ruskin
http://www.ruskinschool.com/

Bramon-Garcia/Braun Studios (Risa Bramon Garcia – Steve Braun)
http://bramongarciabraun.com/

Aquila/Morong Studio (Debra Aquila & Donna Morong)
http://aquilamorongstudio.com/

Jeanie Hackett
http://www.jeaniehackett.com/

Craig Wallace
http://www.wallaceauditiontechnique.com/

All of them know me so make sure to use my name as a referral

Marci’s “Must See” Movies 1960-1990

Check out the list!

DIALECT/VOICE COACHES

Cynthia Blaise – 312 505-7060 phone OR 323 244-2647 alt. phone

Mgr: Diane Kamp

dikamp@mac.com

cynthialblaise@gmail.com

Paul Boehmer – 323/839-3082

http://www.emasla.com/faculty.php

Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studios

 

Michael Buster – 323.822.0510

michaeljbuster@mac.com

 

Amy Chaffee

http://www.amychaffee.com/

Mgr: Diane Kamp

dikamp@mac.com

406-932-5165

 

Bob Corff

http://www.corffvoice.com

 

Judi Dickerson

Mgr: Diane Kamp

dikamp@mac.com

406-932-5165

 

Jessica Drake

 

Joel Goldes – 818-879-1896

http://www.thedialectcoach.com

 

Elizabeth Himmelstein

Mgr: Diane Kamp

dikamp@mac.com

406-932-5165

 

Saul Kotzubei

http://voicecoachla.com/

 

Carla Meyer

Mgr: Diane Kamp

dikamp@mac.com

406-932-5165

 

Patrick Munoz

http://www.patrickmunoz.com/

 

Tracy Winters

http://tracywinters.net/

 

Diane Kamp 406/932-5165 reps all the best dialect coaches around the world

dikamp@mac.com